The docket of the Cecilia Dapaah theft case has been handed by the Police to the Ministry of Justice and Office of the Attorney General for evaluation and guidance.
A theft case was reported to the police by Mr. Daniel Osei-Kuffuor and Cecilia Dapaah, the former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.
A Police statement claims that it started looking into the issue, detained several suspects, found some of the stolen goods, and then charged the suspects.
The theft case and the revelation that a minister of state has millions of dollars and euros in her bedroom have sparked outrage and generated questions, which led to the Minister’s forced resignation.
The Office of Special Prosecutor has expressed interest in the case since her resignation.
On suspicion of corruption and offenses related to corruption involving the significant sums of money and priceless goods allegedly taken from her home, she was detained by the OSP and subsequently given bail.
According to media sources, the Minister allegedly had a million dollars, three hundred thousand euros, and millions of cedis that were all taken from her home.
Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah, in a statement addressing the matter, vehemently refuted these accusations and emphasized that the information making the rounds in the public differs greatly from the substance of the first complaint.
Regarding the substance of the initial complaint or the precise contradictions she alluded to in her remarks, the Minister has not offered any additional information. She, however, questions the veracity and authenticity of the reports that have been released.
The incident was made public when two former housekeepers, Patience Botwe and Sarah Agyei, were accused of robbing Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister for Water Resources, and her husband, Daniel Osei Kuffour, in their home in Abelemkpe, Greater Accra Region, of cash and other valuables.
Cash, jewelry, clothing, and personal stuff were among the stolen goods. Charges against Patience, the main suspect, include the theft of Daniel Osei Kuffour’s kente cloth and men’s clothing.
Three further people Benjamin, Kweku Botwe, and Malik Dauda were additionally accused of receiving stolen money dishonestly. On July 20, 2023, the accused were hauled before Susana Ekuful’s Accra Circuit Court. Their pleadings have not yet been heard, though.
Because she is a nursing mother, Sarah, one of the accused, was given bail in the amount of GH $1 million with two sureties. The other suspects have been placed in remand custody.
The case has been postponed until August 2, 2023, in order to continue the proceedings.